Volume 16, Number 2 (Fall 1997)

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Editors' Column

WhenWorking Class Students "Do" the Academy: How We Negotiate With Alternative Literacies, Martha Marinara

Some Effects of Culture-Referenced Topics on the Writing Performance of African American Students, Nathaniel Norment, Jr.

A Story About Grammar and Power , Lynn Briggs and Ann Watts Pailliotet

Towards a Consciousness of Language: A Pedagogy for Multi-cultural Classrooms , Mary Soliday

The Connection between Reading Aloud and Stylistic Improvement for Basic Writing Students, Mary Hurley Moran

Karen L. Greenberg Responds to Ira Shor

Terence G. Collins Responds to Ira Shor

News and Announcements

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About this Issue

The Journal of Basic Writingpublishes articles of theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing. Articles are refereed by members of the Editorial Board and the Editors.

Editorial Staff

Editors: George Otte and Trudy Smoke
Editorial Assistants: Linda Camarasana and Carl Whithaus
Subscriptions: Mary E. Carney

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The Journal of Basic Writing is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, with support from the City University of New York, Instructional Resource Center.

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